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American Idol’s Alex Lambert Clarifies He’s Not Quite Homeless

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Former American Idol contestant Alex Lambert shocked fans Monday when he began Twittering that he is homeless and has been sleeping on the streets. Now a rep from Lambert’s record company, 19 Entertainment, is striking back at those claims saying the aspiring singer is on retainer and looking for an apartment – not homeless.

RadarOnline.com has learned the truth is somewhere in between.

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Lambert, who made it to the Top 16 round of Idol before being eliminated last spring, started getting attention from media outlets and worried fans when he Tweeted:

”Ever since IICD (If I Can Dream) ended I’ve been kinda homless! Sleepin’ on the street and behind buildings. I have a choice to stay and persue my career or go back to texas and not do music! I’m usually a strong person but I can’t take it anymore. I’ve been goin to coffee shops and other stores so I can tweet to my snaf! Because to be honest! You guys are all I really have!”

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The 20-year-old went on to add, “I’m a poor boy yall! Never had nothin’ in my life. please be greatful for everything you have. Because there’s people out there with nothing! I just want my fans to know that I’m not an American Idol type person!”

But on Tuesday, Lambert was singing a different tune when he took to his Twitter again to address what he calls as “miscommunication” and reassured his fans, this wasn’t a publicity stunt.

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“I have money! And soon I will have a place to stay! I just wanted to let yall know! I’m not some rich spoiled kid! That I’ve had to hustle and grind and I don’t mind sleepin’ on the street as long as I get my chance! Because I will not take it for granted! I hope yall understand,” adding, “Sorry for the miscommunication;) I’m just fine! MAHALO!”

“I know alot of people think I tweeted my living situation for publicity! But I don’t give a damn about fame! I don’t give a damn about money either! I have never had any and I’ve been just fine! The money that I was makin’ and have made I have sent home for my Mother and my 3 broke ass brothers sleepin’ on the ground! I just wanted the people that loved me to know what was really goin’ on I’m real! And I don’t lie! and I would never lie to yall! (yall being my supporters who got my back through thick and thin) F**k yeah I was sleepin’ outside! That shit sucks too! I’m goin back home to get my shit together! But I will be back! And I’m comin’ strong! LETS DO THIS!”

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In a statement to the Hollywood Reporter, a spokesperson for 19 Entertainment says Alex is not homeless.  “He’s been crashing on friends’ couches while looking for an apartment, but he’s getting a retainer and working on demos.”

Lambert signed a development deal with 19 Entertainment shortly after his American Idol elimination. The company is currently sifting through songs submitted specifically for Lambert.

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